ID117
Gunung Rinjani


Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2004)
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Area: 139,270 ha

Protection status:

Burung Indonesia

Site description
Gunung Rinjani (3736 m) is one of the highest mountain in Indonesia and it is the highest mountain in Wallacea (Coates et.al. 1997). The dormant crater become a lake (Segara Anak 1125 ha) (Wibowo & Suyatno 1998).

Key biodiversity
This area is the most important site for birds onLombok Island. Last recorded Flores Green Pigeon Treron floris was in 1909 (Rensch 1931). Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea previously reported as extinct in this area (PHPA/LIPI/BirdLife-IP 1998), however an observation in 2000 by V.Nijman (personal communication.) and W. Prayitno (personal communication) recorded this species. Chestnut-backed Thrush Zoothera dohertyi has become difficuly bird to see due to bird catching activities since 1980s.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Rinjani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2019.